Hawthorne Happenings

November 2021


Thank you so much for helping to make our first ever Read-A-Thon a huge success! We are thrilled to announce that as a school we read 93,790 minutes! WOW!!!

Our grade levels also participated in a grade level competition to see who could read the most minutes. First grade, third grade and fourth grade were our winners and will be enjoying a silly string battle! Way to go, Bulldogs!

Because this was the first time we have sponsored a Read-A-Thon, we didn't have any idea what to expect to be able to raise. As a building we raised $10,308, and we are completely blown away! We will be working together as a staff second semester to identify exactly how we will be able to utilize these funds to work to create spaces for students to engage in hands-on Real World learning. We will report back to share exactly how these funds are being used in our building to support all of our students K-5!

Veteran's Day

If your student has a family member that has served in the military, please send us a picture of that person along with the following information:

  • your student's first and last name
  • the relation of the service member to your student
  • the service member's branch, rank and if applicable, what action they have been in

Please email the information and picture to HToffice@ksdr1.net. We would love to honor your family's service this month!

Virtual Book Fair

We're excited to share that the Hawthorne virtual book fair will be from November 5-18. You can access our book fair through this link. Happy reading!


Thank you to everyone who helped make our Fall parties so much fun! We appreciate our PTO for their hard work getting everything set up for us and are so grateful for the donations from our parents!

We loved seeing all of our parents for conferences! Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with your child's teacher.

Teacher Favorites

Do you want to surprise your child's teacher with their favorite treat or drink? Take a look at our teachers' favorites here!

Photo ID Required

When picking your student up from the office, please be prepared to show photo identification. Only adults who are listed in Power School will be allowed to pick students up. Please call the office if you have any questions.

Important Dates

November 3 - Early Out
  • School Dismisses at 1:25pm
November 5-18 - Virtual Book Fair

November 9 - PTO Meeting

November 17 - La Fuente Night

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

Front Office Info

  • If you are changing your child's default mode of transportation home, you must send a note to school or call the office no later than 2:00pm. We will not send students home a way other than the default mode of transportation without one of those two pieces of communication.
  • If you are coming by the building to drop off or pick something up or to pick up a student, please call the office when you are on your way so we can have what you need ready for you when you arrive.

New Office Email

Need to email the school office? Please use the email address HToffice@ksdr1.net.

Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST)

Hawthorne teachers and staff have been learning over the past year how to best support our students who may struggle at times with behaviors by utilizing the BIST model. The purpose of the BIST model is to partner with students when they are struggling and help them be accountable for their actions to make changes in their life.

BIST is designed to teach and protect students through GRACE and ACCOUNTABILITY so that students can demonstrate three important life skills listed below and make good choices.

Grace is unconditional acceptance of students, but not negative behavior.

Accountability is allowing students to accept responsibility for themselves and their actions.

Life Skills

I can make good choices even if I am mad or have an overwhelming feeling.

I can be okay even if others are not okay.

I can do something even if it's hard or I don't want to.

Follow Us On Social Media!

Facebook: @ht.ksd

Twitter: @Hawthorne_Dogs

Instagram: hawthorne_elementary

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All KSD Students!

For the 2021-2022 school year, we will once again have free breakfast and lunch for students within Kearney School District boundaries.

K-5 students attending school in person may receive free breakfast and lunch at school. Students who choose to eat breakfast at school will need to check in with their teacher, drop their belongings off in the classroom and then go to the Commons to get breakfast.

Free meals include breakfast and lunch but do not include a la carte items, extra milk or

second lunches.